Spousal support, formerly known in Ohio as alimony, can be awarded to either spouse and is money paid for the support and maintenance of the paid spouse.
If have questions about spousal support in your case, please contact the David A. Looney Co. LPA at 330-785-3337, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in the Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina, and Wayne counties of Ohio. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we are aggressive, equipped and prepared to fight for you and help you solve your legal problems.
Spousal support can be paid in the form of real estate or personal property, a lump sum of money, or money paid in installments. Spousal support can be for a certain length of time, or it can continue indefinitely until further order of the court. Spousal support can terminate upon the occurrence of a specified event, such as the remarriage of the recipient spouse or the death of either party. When the court retains jurisdiction to modify spousal support, it can do so only when there has been a material or substantial change in the circumstances of either party.
Section 3105.15 of the Ohio Revised Code instructs the court to consider the following factors in determining whether Spousal support is appropriate and reasonable:
There is no precise formula for determining the amount that will be awarded. The court must use its judicial discretion and take into consideration the items mentioned in statute cited above.
The experienced family law attorneys at the David A. Looney Co. LPA can advise you about your right to spousal support. Call us at 330-785-3337, or fill out our contact form.